Biological Anthropology

The research foci of biological anthropology faculty encompass both humans and non-human primates, with strengths in primate evolution, ecology and behavior, as well as childhood growth & development and the brain.

Undergraduate students can participate in the forensics certificate program, and those interested in seeking experience in practical aspects of biological anthropology are encouraged to enroll in upper and lower level undergraduate internships at places such as the Coroner’s office and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Graduate students are drawn to our program by the opportunity to work with faculty who encourage interdisciplinary research, such as Bioarcheology. Facilities include a 3D printer. There is also laboratory space devoted to dissection and other techniques of functional anatomy.

Biological anthropology faculty research includes:

  • Human and non-human primate variation and adaptation (Middleton)
  • Childhood Growth & Development and the Brain (Campbell)

Biological anthropology faculty are affiliated with the following programs and centers on the UWM campus: